A three-day weekend meant time to get out and shoot. And with the forecast calling for rain Sunday and Monday that time was today. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s made for gorgeous conditions as I headed to the Colleyville Nature Center.
White-throated Sparrow is usually another story. Fortunately, I had just enough time before this one flew off to get the shot.
Barred Owls would be on its nest, and was pleased to find that was indeed the case.
American Wigeon gave me something decent.
Mallard may not have realized I was there until I was pretty close, at which point he decided to just play possum. He's clearly got an eye on me. After I took a few shots and moved on, he came to full attention but still didn't take off.
Great Blue Heron and Great Egret seemingly hanging out together along the shore.
Red-Eared Slider closest to the water turned and swam off. The one on shore wasn't far behind.
Northern Cardinal. I wish I'd gotten him a touch sharper, but it was still a nice way to cap off my outing!